Thursday, 16 May 2019

Decorative Hexagon Window Box

Sadly the 'Window Box Framelits' are retiring, so I'd thought I would share this little beauty whilst there is still an opportunity to purchase the dies. The heart on the ribbon is used as a little handle to open the box.

The flower on top was made using the 'Festive Flower Builder Punch' and and a bone folder to curl the petals.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Pansy Punch Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day is in a couple of days here in Australia, so I have a very simple card that is perfect for the occasion. My card is cased from a similar card that I found on the web, but unfortunately there was no watermark, so I am unable to credit the person who created it :(

Whilst my layout is similar, I changed the colours, flower and the sentiment. I also layered 4 die cuts together for the flower stem, petals and the love sentiment, to give it a bit more dimension.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Beautiful Bunch Birthday Card

Wow, it has been a long time since I have posted on my just got in the way!

I have also realised that I am so far behind in my photography, that I don't have any cards to share using the latest stamp sets. So, rather than posting nothing, I am sharing a card that I cased from Connie Collins a couple of years ago. I love everything about Connie's card, so I didn't want to stray too far from her original design. I have used similar colours, however my flower and sentiment are different.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Stampin Up new cling stamps are finally here!

Beginning with the 2019 occasions catalogue and Sale-a-Bration brochure, all new stamp sets will be available either in cling (for red rubber stamps) or photopolymer.

Stamps in the 2018-2019 annual catalogue will continue to be available in clear-mount, wood-mount or photopolymer.

Red rubber stamp sets (clear-mount or wood-mount) in the annual catalogue that will be carrying over will transition to cling with the 2019-2020 annual catalogue. So that means, in the 2019-2020 annual catalogue, clear-mount and wood-mount stamps will no longer be available.

Labelling cling stamps is a slightly different process than you may be used to. Please note: Once you place the label on the cling stamp, it is adhered permanently. Attempting to remove or adjust the label will damage the foam of the stamp. Each cling stamp case will also include labelling instructions.

It is important to follow the steps below to assemble cling stamps.
  • Remove the paper backing from the label.
  • Remove your selected stamp from the rubber sheet and remove the paper backing from the stamp.
  • Line up the foam side of the stamp with the image label, then press it evenly to adhere it to the label. Make sure it is correctly positioned before you adhere it to the stamp.
  • Remove the stamp and its newly-affixed image label from the label sheet.
  • Place the stamp on an acrylic block to begin stamping. 
To remove the stamp from the block, grasp securely near the image label and remove slowly. Cling stamps stick so well that if they are not carefully removed from the block, the foam can tear.

To clean the labels, simply rinse under running water. Avoid alcohol-based cleaners.

To see how it is done, please watch the video below.

Jar of Love Christmas Shaker Card

Here is another Christmas card that uses a couple of older stamp sets that I still enjoy using. The stamps sets I used are: 'Jar of Love' (still current) and 'Festival of Trees' (retired). I love shaker cards, so decided to make another one using some clear glass sea beads for this card.

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Jolly Friends Christmas Cards

How adorable is the Jolly Friends stamp set. The moose is so cute and looks great on these Christmas cards. Even though this stamp set is retired, I plan on making a few more fun cards with this set.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Dragonfly Dreams Card

Today I am sharing a card that I cased from Chantal de Kaste which uses the 'Dragonfly Dreams' stamp set. I really like the simplicity of this card and like how the colour pops against the white.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Cool Treats Birthday Card

I'm so sad that the 'Cool Treats' stamp set has now retired, as it was one of my all time favourite stamp sets.

I still have several cards that I would like to share using this stamp set, and today is one that I cased from Raquelle Clifton-Batth. I kept the style the same, but used different DSP, colours, ribbon and ice cream.